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Beautiful Saab Terribly Crushed By Out-Of-Control Garbage Truck

A strong yet beautiful Saab was sadly destroyed early this morning in Philadelphia when a large, oafish, beastly scoundrel of a garbage truck, big and heavy and destructive, unlike an honest and proud Saab, suffered a “mechanical issue” (makes sense for a vehicle that’s not a Saab) and crashed into a number of cars on a South Philly street, including, cruelly, this Saab 9-3 convertible.


The Saab 9-3 convertible wasn’t the only victim. There was also what appears to be a Mercury Milan that was badly damaged, in addition to a Subaru Outback that somehow ended up on top that dear, sweet, innocent Saab. As you can see, a VW Vanagon appears to have survived unscathed.


No one was injured in the incident, which occurred on 3:30 a.m., though residents were awakened by noises that one told CBS Philly, “sounded like a train came off the track.”

All told, around 10 cars were hit by the private dump truck, whose driver was not charged in the incident.

That poor Saab. Just minding its business and trying to get a good night’s sleep, rudely awakened with destruction.

*Lead and headline courtesy of Raphael Orlove.

News Editor at Jalopnik. 2008 Honda Fit Sport.

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“I mean, it’s just a Saab,” a local man told the assembled press before being clubbed by an enraged mob.